Kosmas L. Tsakmakidis

Quantum Condensed Matter Photonics @ NKUA

Selected publications

  1. E. Mohammadi, K. L. Tsakmakidis, A. N. Askarpour, P. Dehkhoda, A. Tavakoli, and H. Altug, “Nanophotonic platforms for enhanced chiral sensing,” ACS Photonics 5, 2669–2675 (2018). [PDF]
  2. E. Mohammadi, F. A. Namin, K. L. Tsakmakidis, F. Sohrabi, P. Dehkhoda, and A. Tavakoli, “Tunable polarization-sensitive optical nanoswitches based on spheroidal core-shell nanoparticles,” J. Opt. 20, 085004 (2018). [PDF]
  3. K. L. Tsakmakidis, P. K. Jha, Y.-L. Xu, and X. Zhang, "Quantum-coherence driven self-organized criticality and nonequilibrium light localization", Science Advances 4, eaaq0465 (2018). [PDF]
  4. K. L. Tsakmakidis*, O. Hess, R. W. Boyd, and X. Zhang*, "Ultraslow waves on the nanoscale", Science 358, eaan5196 (2017). {*corresponding author} [PDF]
  5. K. L. Tsakmakidis*, L. Shen, S. Schulz, X. Zheng, J. Upham, X. Deng, H. Altug, A. F. Vakakis, and R. W. Boyd*, "Breaking Lorentz reciprocity to overcome the time-bandwidth limit in physics and engineering", Science 356, 1260 (2017). {*corresponding author} [PDF]
  6. K. L. Tsakmakidis, R. W. Boyd, E. Yablonovitch, and X. Zhang, "Large spontaneous-emission enhancements in metallic nanostructures: towards LEDs faster than lasers", Opt. Express 24, 17916-17927 (2016). [PDF]
  7. K. L. Tsakmakidis, T. W. Pickering, J. M. Hamm, A. F. Page, and O. Hess, "Completely stopped and dispersionless light in plasmonic waveguides", Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 167401 (2014) ['Focus' story in APS Physics 7, 44 (2014)]. [PDF]
  8. O. Hess and K. L. Tsakmakidis, "Metamaterials with quantum gain", Science 339, 654 (2013). [PDF]
  9. O. Hess, J. B. Pendry, S. A. Maier, R. F. Oulton, J. M. Hamm, and K. L. Tsakmakidis, "Active nanoplasmonic metamaterials", Nature Materials 11, 573 (2012). [PDF]
  10. S. Wuestner, J. M. Hamm, A. Pusch, F. Renn, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Control and dynamic competition of bright and dark lasing states in active nanoplasmonic metamaterials", Phys. Rev. B 85, 201406(R) (2012). [PDF]
  11. K. L. Tsakmakidis and O. Hess, "Extreme control of light in metamaterials: Complete and loss-free stopping of light", Physica B: Condensed Matter 407, 4066 (2012); (special issue in honour of Professor C. M. Soukoulis' 60th birthday). [PDF]
  12. S. Wuestner, A. Pusch, J. M. Hamm, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Dynamics of amplification in a nanoplasmonic metamaterials", Appl. Phys. A (2012); DOI: 10.1007/s00339-012-6784-y (invited). [PDF]
  13. A. Pusch, S. Wuestner, J. M. Hamm, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Coherent amplification and noise in gain-enhanced nanoplasmonic metamaterials: A Maxwell-Bloch Langevin approach", ACS Nano 6, 2420 (2012). [PDF]
  14. S. Wuestner, A. Pusch, K. L. Tsakmakidis, J. M. Hamm, and O. Hess, "Comment on 'Spaser action, loss compensation, and stability in plasmonic systems with gain'", Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 259701 (2011). [PDF]
  15. J. M. Hamm, S. Wuestner, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Theory of light amplification in active fishnet metamaterials", Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 167405 (2011). [PDF]
  16. K. L. Tsakmakidis and O. Hess, "Der gefrorene Regenbogen" ("The trapped rainbow"), Physik Journal 7, 25 (2011) (invited). [PDF]
  17. E. I. Kirby, J. M. Hamm, T. W. Pickering, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Evanescent gain for slow and stopped light in negative refractive index heterostructures", Phys. Rev. B 84, 041103(R) (2011). [PDF]
  18. S. Wuestner, A. Pusch, K. L. Tsakmakidis, J. M. Hamm, and O. Hess, "Gain and plasmon dynamics in active negative-index metamaterials", Phil. Trans. Royal Soc. A 369, 3525 (2011). [PDF]
  19. M. S. Wartak, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Introduction to metamaterials", Physics in Canada 67, 30 (2011) (feature article). [PDF]
  20. O. Hess and K. L. Tsakmakidis, "Trapped rainbow storage of light in metamaterials", Advances in Science and Technology 75, 256 (2010). [PDF]
  21. S. Wuestner, A. Pusch, K. L. Tsakmakidis, J. M. Hamm, and O. Hess, "Overcoming losses with gain in a negative refractive index metamaterial", Phys. Rev. Lett. 105, 127401 (2010). [PDF]
  22. K. L. Tsakmakidis, M. Wartak, J. J. H. Cook, J. M. Hamm, and O. Hess, "Negative-permeability electromagnetically induced transparent and magnetically active metamaterials", Phys. Rev. B 81, 195128 (2010). {also highlighted in Phys. Rev. B Kaleidoscope Images May 2010} [PDF]
  23. D. P. Aryal, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Complete bandgap switching in photonic opals", New J. Phys. 11, 073011 (2009). [PDF]
  24. J. J. H. Cook, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "Ultralow-loss optical diamagnetism in silver nanoforests", J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 114026 (2009). [PDF]
  25. E. I. Kirby, J. M. Hamm, K. L. Tsakmakidis, and O. Hess, "FDTD analysis of slow light propagation in negative-refractive-index waveguides", J. Opt. A: Pure Appl. Opt. 11, 114027 (2009). {also selected as one of Journal of Optics Highlights of the year 2009} [PDF]
  26. K. L. Tsakmakidis, A. D. Boardman, and O. Hess, "Can light be stopped in realistic metamaterials?", Nature (London) 455, pp. E11-E12 (2008). [PDF]
  27. O. Hess and K. L. Tsakmakidis, "Stopping light in metamaterials: the trapped rainbow", SPIE Newsroom (Nanotechnology), DOI: 10.1117/2.1200806.1163 (2008) (invited). [PDF]
  28. K. L. Tsakmakidis and O. Hess, "Optics: Watch your back", Nature (London) 451, 27 (2008) (invited). [PDF]
  29. D. P. Aryal, K. L. Tsakmakidis, C. Jamois, and O. Hess, "Complete and robust bandgap switching in double-inverse-opal photonic crystals", Appl. Phys. Lett. 92, 011109 (2008), and Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology 17 (2), 14th Jan., 2008. [PDF]
  30. K. L. Tsakmakidis, A. D. Boardman, and O. Hess, "'Trapped rainbow' storage of light in metamaterials", Nature (London) 450, 397 (2007). [PDF]
  31. F. Y. Gardes, K. L. Tsakmakidis, D. Thompson, G. T. Reed, G. Z. Mashanovich, O. Hess, and D. Avitabile, "Micrometer size polarisation independent depletion-type photonic modulator in Silicon On Insulator", Opt. Express 15, 5879 (2007). [PDF]
  32. K. L. Tsakmakidis, A. Klaedtke, C. Jamois, D. P. Aryal, and O. Hess, "Single-mode operation in the slow-light regime using oscillatory waves in generalized left-handed heterostructures", Appl. Phys. Lett. 89, 201103 (2006). [PDF]
  33. K. L. Tsakmakidis, B. Weiss, and O. Hess, "Full-wave electromagnetic modelling of an InP/InGaAs travelling-wave heterojunction phototransistor", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys. 39, 1805 (2006). [PDF]
  34. K. L. Tsakmakidis, C. Hermann, A. Klaedtke, C. Jamois, and Ortwin Hess, "Surface plasmon polaritons in generalized slab heterostructures with negative permittivity and permeability", Phys. Rev. B 73, 085104 (2006). [PDF]
  35. K. L. Tsakmakidis, C. Hermann, A. Klaedtke, C. Jamois, and O. Hess, "Systematic modal analysis of 3D dielectric waveguides using conventional and high accuracy nonstandard FDTD algorithms", IEEE Photon. Technol. Lett. 17, 2598 (2005). [PDF]
  36. K. L. Tsakmakidis, L. Gomez-Rojas, I. D. Robertson, O. Hess, P. A. Houston, and B. Weiss, "FDTD modelling of velocity mismatch in travelling-wave heterojunction phototransistor", Electron. Lett. 40, 452 (2004). [PDF]